House of Lords Journal Volume 36
March 1783 21-30

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 36: March 1783 21-30', Journal of the House of Lords volume 36: 1779-1783 (1767-1830), pp. 621-627. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116723 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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March 1783 21-30

DIE Veneris, 21o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Ds. Camden, Præses.
Dux Northumberland.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Plymouth.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.
Comes Effingham.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Sydney.

PRAYERS.

Heads of Colleges to marry, Bill.

Ordered, That all the Lords be summoned to attend the House on Friday next, to take into Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Heads of Colleges and Halls within the University of Oxford to marry, as are now prohibited by the Statutes of the said Colleges or Halls from marrying; and to enable married Men to continue or to be elected Heads of such Colleges or Halls."

Bills passed by Commission.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty had been pleased to issue a Commission to several Lords therein named, for declaring His Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Then Three of the Lords Commissioners, being in their Robes, and seated on a Form placed between the Throne and the Woolsack, the Lord Chancellor in the Middle, with the Duke of Northumberland on his Right Hand, and the Lord Sydney on his Left, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the Commons, "The Lords Commissioners desire their immediate Attendance in this House, to hear the Commission read."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

The Lord Chancellor said,

My Lords, and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

His Majesty not thinking fit to be personally present here at this Time, has been pleased to cause a Commission to be issued under the Great Seal, and thereby given His Royal Assent to divers Acts, which have been agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, the Titles whereof are particularly mentioned; and by the said Commission hath commanded us to declare and notify His Royal Assent to the said several Acts, in the Presence of you the Lords and Commons assembled for that Purpose;" which Commission you will now hear read.

Then the said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows;

GEORGE R.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and right well-beloved the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and to Our trusty and well-beloved the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, and the Commissioners for Shires and Burghs of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Greeting. Whereas We have seen and perfectly understood divers and sundry Acts agreed and accorded on by you Our loving Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this Our present Parliament assembled, and endorsed by you as hath been accustomed, the Titles and Names of which Acts hereafter do particularly ensue; (that is to say) An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters." An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods from Europe in Neutral Ships into the Islands of Saint Chris topher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines; and of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties, and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade; and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign, for allowing the Importation of Goods, the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America." "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy." "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes." An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade." "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament for compelling John Whitehill Esquire, to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes;" and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects, forfeited in consequence of the said Act; and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time; and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same." An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks." An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned." "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh, within the Parish and Borough of Newcastle under Lyme, in the County of Stafford; and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poors Rates of the said Parish and Borough." An Act for naturalizing David Piffard." And albeit the said Acts by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons in this Our present Parliament assembled, are fully agreed and consented unto, yet nevertheless the same are not of Force and Effect in the Law without Our Royal Assent given and put to the said Acts; and forasmuch as for divers Causes and Considerations, We cannot conveniently at this Time be present in Our Royal Person in the Higher House of Our said Parliament, being the Place accustomed to give Our Royal Assent to such Acts as have been agreed upon by you Our said Subjects the Lords and Commons, We have therefore caused these Our Letters Patent to be made, and have signed the same; and by the same do give and put Our Royal Assent to the said Acts, and to all Articles, Clauses, and Provisions therein contained, and have fully agreed and assented to the said Acts; Willing that the said Acts, and every Article, Clause, Sentence and Provision therein contained, from henceforth shall be of the same Strength, Force and Effect, as if We had been personally present in the said Higher House, and had openly and publickly in the Presence of you all assented to the same: And We do by these Presents declare and notify the same Our Royal Assent, as well to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons aforesaid, as to all others whom it may concern: Commanding also, by these Presents, Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Lord Thurlow, Our Chancellor of Great Britain, to seal these Our Letters Patent with Our Great Seal of Great Britain; And also, commanding Our said Chancellor of Great Britain; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Lord Camden, President of Our Council; Our right trusty and rightentirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Charles Duke of Rutland, Steward of Our Household; George Duke of Manchester, Chamberlain of Our Household; Hugh Duke of Northumberland; George Duke of Montagu; Our right trusty and right wellbeloved Cousin and Counsellor William Earl of Mansfield, Our Chief Justice assigned to hold Pleas before Us; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors, Thomas Viscount Weymouth, Richard Viscount Howe, First Commissioner of Our Admiralty; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Thomas Lord Grantham, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State, Thomas Lord Sydney, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; William Lord Wycombe, and John Lord Ashburton, or any Three or more of them, to declare and notify this Our Royal Assent, in Our Absence in the said Higher House, in the Presence of you the said Lords and the Commons of Our Parliament, there to be assembled for that Purpose; and the Clerk of Our Parliaments to endorse the said Acts with such Terms and Words, in Our Name, as is requisite, and hath been accustomed for the same, and also to enroll these Our Letters Patent and the said Acts, in the Parliament Roll; and these Our Letters Patent shall be to every of them, a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf: And finally, We do declare and will, that after this Our Royal Assent given and passed by these Presents, and declared and notified as is aforesaid, then and immediately the said Acts shall be taken, accepted and admitted good, sufficient, and perfect Acts of Parliament, and Laws to all Intents, Constructions and Purposes, and to be put in due Execution accordingly; the Continuance or Dissolution of this Our Parliament, or any other Use, Custom, Thing or Things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twenty-first Day of March, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

By the King Himself, signed with His own Hand."

"Yorke."

Then the Lord Chancellor said,
In Obedience to His Majesty's Commands, and by virtue of the Commission which has been now read, we do declare and notify to you the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty hath given His Royal Assent to the several Acts in the Commission mentioned; and the Clerks are required to pass the same, in the usual Form and Words."

1. "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

2. "An Act for allowing the Importation of Goods from Europe in Neutral Ships, into the Islands of Saint Christopher, Nevis, Montserrat, Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines; and of Goods, the Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, and of Tobago and Saint Lucia, from thence into this Kingdom in such Ships, upon Payment of the British Plantation Duties, for a limited Time; for permitting certain Goods, the Produce of those Islands, secured in Warehouses in this Kingdom, to be taken out on Payment of the British Plantation Duties, and to cancel certain Bonds entered into for Payment of the Duties due thereon; for further continuing certain temporary Acts for the Encouragement of Trade, and to repeal an Act made in the Twenty-second Year of His Majesty's Reign; for allowing the Importation of Goods the Growth of Saint Christopher, Nevis and Montserrat, into any of His Majesty's Dominions in Europe or America."

3. "An Act for authorizing the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Garrison and Naval Department at Gibraltar, the like Bounty for destroying certain Spanish Ships of War, as is allowed to the Officers and Men on board any of His Majesty's Ships of War, taking or destroying Ships of War belonging to the Enemy."

4. "An Act for rendering the Payment of Creditors more equal and expeditious in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for making perpetual so much of an Act made in the Twelfth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, as relates to Bills and Promissory Notes."

5. "An Act for rendering more effectual the Provisions contained in an Act of the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, for preventing Frauds and Abuses in the Dyeing Trade."

6. "An Act for repealing an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for compelling John Whitehill Esquire to return into this Kingdom, and for other Purposes, and for vesting in the said John Whitehill his Estate and Effects forfeited in consequence of the said Act, and for restraining him from going out of this Kingdom for a limited Time, and for discovering his Estate and Effects, and preventing the transporting or alienating the same."

7. "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act of the Third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads from Maidenhead Bridge to Reading, and from the said Bridge to Henley Bridge, in the County of Berks."

8. "An Act for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Lawton, in the County of Chester, to Burslem and Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and other Roads therein mentioned."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet)

"Le Roy le veult."

9. "An Act to amend an Act passed in the Twenty-second Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for enclosing and leasing a Piece of Waste Land called The Marsh, within the Parish and Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the County of Stafford, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rates of the said Parish and Borough."

10. "An Act for naturalizing David Piffard."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, severally, by the Clerk Assistant, in these Words; (videlicet)

"Soit sait comme il est desiré."

Then the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Pitt's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of several Pieces or Parcels of Land in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Thomas Pitt Esquire, and his Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Salop Shire Hall Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shire Hall and Guildhall for the County of Salop, and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President.
D. Northumberland.
E. Denbigh.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sandwich.
E. Abingdon.
E. Plymouth.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Lauderdale.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Oxford & Mortimer.
E. Ferrers.
E. Waldegrave.
E. Effingham.
E. Radnor.
E. Bathurst.
V. Hampden.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Rochester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Chedworth.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Bagot.
L. Sydney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hankey's Divorce Bill.

The Earl of Abercorn (according to Order) reported the Amendment made by the Committee of the whole House to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

And the same, being read Twice by the Clerk, was agreed to by the House.

Then it was moved to leave out the following Words in the Preamble of the Bill:

Fol. 19. L. 10. "That your said Subject hath not since the First Day of January One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, cohabited, or had the least Intercourse, Communication or Conversation with the said Elizabeth his Wife."

The same was agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Burton Hastings Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Lawley and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting and enclosing the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Commons and Commonable Places, in the Parish of Burton Hastings, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Wetherby Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mellish and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Wetherby to Knaresborough, in the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bedford Level Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Philip Yorke and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Cor poration of the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, to sell their Taxes of certain Lands within the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level, which have been or may be dug for Turf, and to apply the Money arising from such Sale towards discharging the Bond Debts of the said Corporation, upon Account of those Levels;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Three Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Rebaz and Aubert's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elwes and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Urban Rebaz and Alexander Aubert;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Tourneisen's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elwes and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John James Tourneisen;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesinum quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 25o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Cassillis.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Dartmouth.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Clarendon.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Dudley & Ward.
Viscount Maynard.
Viscount Sackville.
Ds. De Ferrars.
Ds. King.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Brownlow.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Grantley.
Ds. Sydney.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

Bushby against Donaldson and Hodgson.

The Answer of Thomas Bushby Esquire, to the Appeal of Messieurs Hodgson and Donaldson, was this Day brought in.

Doghouse Bar Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Byng and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making, widening and repairing a Road from the North East Side of the Goswell Street Road next Islington, in the County of Middlesex, and near to the Road called the New Road over the Fields and Grounds to Old Street Road, opposite to the Doghouse Bar; and at and from the Doghouse Bar, to the End of Chiswell Street by the Artillery Ground;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. George's Poor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Hotham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to prevent Prisoners in the King's Bench Prison, or the Rules thereof, or their Families or Servants gaining Settlements in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the Borough of Southwark and County of Surrey; and for the Relief of the said Parish with respect to the Families of Prisoners in the said King's Bench or the Marshalsea Prison, or in the County Gaol or House of Correction belonging to the said County; for regulating the Manner of chusing Overseers of the Poor, and for appointing Collectors of the Poors Rates within the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

L. Rawdon introduced:

Francis Rawdon, commonly called Lord Rawdon, eldest Son of John Earl of Moira of the Kingdom of Ireland, being by Letters Patent, bearing Date the 5th Day of March in the 23d Year of His present Majesty, created Baron Rawdon of Rawdon, in the County of York, was (in his Robes) introduced between the Lord De Ferrars and the Lord Bagot (also in their Robes); Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod preceding; his Lordship on his Knee presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolsack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table.

His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet)

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth: To Our right trusty and wellbeloved Francis Rawdon of Rawdon, in the County of York, Chevalier, Greeting. Whereas Our Parliament for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster: We strictly enjoining command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said Affairs.

Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Fifth Day of March, in the Twenty-third Year of Our Reign.

"Yorke."

Then his Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the Barons Bench, next above the Lord Sydney.

Pedigree delivered.

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table his Lordship's Pedigree, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Salop Shire Hall Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shire Hall and Guildhall for the County of Salop, and the Town of Shrewsbury, in the said County, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Dalrymple against Hunter et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Dalrymple of Orangefield, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 4th of March 1783; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire, Elizabeth Countess of Glencairn, James Earl of Glencairn, the Honourable John Cunnynghame, Lady Harriet Cunnynghame, Sir Alexander Don of Newton Baronet, and Lady Elizabeth Cunnynghame, Alexander, Elizabeth and Mary Dons; John Erskine Esquire, Advocate; and Miss Jean and Miss Isabella Erskines; James Macrea, Charles Macrea and William Macrea; Charles Dalrymple, Glencairn Dalrymple, and Stair Park Dalrymple; Macrea and Sarah Dalrymples; Charles, James and Sarah Dalrymples, and the Honourable James Erskine of Alva, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Robert Hunter of Thurston Esquire, and the said several other Persons last named, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 22d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Anderson to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That Andrew Anderson of Devonshire Street Gentleman may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Dalrymple on Account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Andrew Anderson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Ross to enter into Recognizance on the Provost of Stirling's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Ross of Lincoln's Inn Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for the Provost, Magistrates and Town Council of the Borough of Stirling, on Account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Ross may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

College of Doctors of Law, et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the College of Doctors of Law exercent in the Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Courts and of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Lord Bishop of Lincoln Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Loudon, and the Chapter of the said Church; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Ashurst, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Hankey's Divorce Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of John Hankey Esquire with Elizabeth Thomson his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Pitt's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to grant the Inheritance of several Pieces or Parcels of Land, in or near the Parish of Petersham, formerly Part of the Park there, called Richmond Park or New Park, in the County of Surrey, to Thomas Pitt Esquire and his Heirs, for a full and valuable Consideration."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Wetherby's Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Wetherby to Knaresborough, in the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

E. Huntingdon.
E. Abingdon.
E. Cassillis.
E. Abercorn.
E. Galloway.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Marchmont.
E. Dartmouth.
E. Radnor.
E. Clarendon.
V. Townshend.
V. Stormont.
V. Dudley & Ward.
V. Maynard.
V. Sackville.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landass.
L. De Ferrars.
L. King.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Brownlow.
L. Bagot.
L. Grantley.
L. Sydney.
L. Rawdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Templer's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting such Parts of the Real Estates of James Templer Esquire deceased, as lie in the Counties of Hants, Wilts, and Dorset, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising by such Sale in the Purchase of other Lands, to be settled to the Uses, and for the Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 9th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Magistrates of Aberdeen against Duncan et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Cross Appeal of the Magistrates and Town Council of Aberdeen for themselves and as representing the Community thereof, and of John Auldjo and others, Merchants in Aberdeen, concerned in the Trade and Shipping there, complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of November 1780, and 5th of December 1781; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that George Duncan junior, Boxmaster of the Society of Shipmasters in Aberdeen, and the other Members of that Society, may be required to answer the said Appeal."

It is Ordered, That the said George Duncan junior, and the other Members of the Society of Shipmasters in Aberdeen, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Tuesday the 22d Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the Counsel, Agent, or Solicitor for the said Respondents, in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Waller against Deacon and Davison:

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Deacon and Jonathan Davison, Defendants in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Luke Waller, is Plaintiff; setting forth, "That the Plaintiff has not assigned Errors within the Time limited by their Lordships Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writ of Error may be Non-pros'd with such Costs, as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writ of Error Non-pros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writ of Error, as desired; and that the Record be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the End Execution may be had, upon the Judgement given by that Court, as if no such Writ of Error had been brought into this House; and further, That the Plaintiff in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgement.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 28o Martii 1783.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Landaven.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Aberdeen.
Comes Effingham.
Ds. Chedworth.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rawdon.

PRAYERS.

D. Queensberry against Sir W. Douglas et al.

The Answer of Sir William Douglas of Kilhead Baronet and others, to the Appeal of William Duke of Queensberry, was this Day brought in.

Pulteney's Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling William Pulteney Esquire, to grant Leases of certain Estates, in the County of Middlesex and City of London," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Wetherby Roads Bill.

The Lord Scarsdale also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Roads leading from Wetherby to Knaresborough, in the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Gresley, Leave for a Bill.

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire, praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the Purposes therein mentioned:"

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for empowering Nigel Bowyer Gresley Esquire to lease Part of his settled Estates in Staffordshire, pursuant to an Agreement entered into with George Parker and others, Iron Masters; and also to grant Leases of Lands and Mines, within the same Estates."

Salop Shire Hall Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a new Shire Hall and Guildhall for the County of Salop, and the Town of Shrewsbury in the said County, and for the other Purposes therein mentioned."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Anguish:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Heads of Colleges to marry, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for taking into Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable such Heads of Colleges and Halls within the University of Oxford to marry, as are now prohibited by the Statutes of the said Colleges or Halls from marrying; and to enable married Men to continue or to be elected Heads of such Colleges or Halls;" and for the Lords to be summoned:

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on this Day Four Months.

St. George's Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to prevent Prisoners in the King's Bench Prison, or the Rules thereof, or their Families or Servants, gaining Settlements in the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark, and County of Surrey; and for the Relief of the said Parish, with respect to the Families of Prisoners in the said King's Bench or the Marshalsea Prison, or in the County Gaol or House of Correction belonging to the said County; for regulating the Manner of chusing Overseers of the Poor; and for appointing Collectors of the Poor's Rates within the said Parish."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

E. Huntingdon.
E. Denbigh.
E. Stamford.
E. Abercorn.
E. Aberdeen.
E. Effingham.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Landaff.
L. Chedworth.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Bagot.
L. Rawdon.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Doghouse Bar Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, made in the First Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for making, widening and repairing a Road from the North East Side of the Goswell Street Road next Islington, in the County of Middlesex, and near to the Road called the New Road, over the Fields and Grounds, to Old Street Road, opposite to the Doghouse Bar, and at and from the Doghouse Bar to the End of Chiswell Street, by the Artillery Ground."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bedford Level Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable the Corporation of the Governor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the Company of Conservators of the Great Level of the Fens, to sell their Taxes of certain Lands within the Middle and South Levels, Part of the said Great Level, which have been or may be dug for Turf; and to apply the Money arising from such Sale towards discharging the Bond Debts of the said Corporation upon Account of those Levels."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

D. Queensberry against Sir W. Douglas et al.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein William Duke of Queensberry is Appellant, and Sir William Douglas Baronet and others are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on the Second Cause Day after the Recess at Easter.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, primum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.